The Youth Choir/Ensemble provides music for the 9:00 a.m. Sunday Mass. The group consists of both vocalists and musicians. Here are the schedules for the choir. Click to see either schedule
The Youth Choir rehearses on Wednesday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 pm and on Sunday mornings from 8:00 to 8:45 am. In rehearsals, we learn new music and techniques as well as gaining an understanding of the Liturgy. Rehearsal time is also important for members to get to know each other and learn to work together as a group. Choir members are expected to attend BOTH rehearsals.
If, occasionally, it is not possible to attend both rehearsals because of vacations, sports, work, or school obligations, members MUST text, email, or call me (with as much notice as possible). Unless approved in advance, in order to sing/play with choir on Sunday, you must attend rehearsal that week.
New members are always welcome! Teens from 6th grade and up who like to sing or play an instrument and are interested in joining should contact me either by email or phone. There is no audition for this group—and no prior choir singing experience is necessary. If you are just learning an instrument, you may start by playing at the rehearsals until you the director decides you are able to play at Mass. Many of our members were just learning when they joined.
There is a separate ministry for Cantors. Cantors generally proclaim the Psalms and, occasionally other parts of the Mass. This position does require an audition as well as additional separate training with the director. While there is no age requirement for Cantors, it is expected that Cantors are members in good standing who regularly attend both practices as well as weekly Mass. Cantor must demonstrate that they are mature, dedicated leaders within the group. Attendance at Wednesday rehearsal is required in order to cantor at the following Sunday Mass.